Those of you who read this blog, know my history in G-Town so I won't recap it again. All I will say is that I'm ready for this race and I'm looking forward to finishing it. Annie will be heading down there with me the day before as I kind of consider her my good luck charm for Galveston. She stayed with me the night before the Oly I finished there. No pressure Annie!
My goal for next week is pretty simple...execute and finish. Galveston is a short 6 weeks before IMTX and I'm ready to see how I do. This isn't an easy race (at least not for me) but I'm so ready to tackle it!!!
Training has been going well. Swimming has been just ok. I've decided that after Galveston, I'm going to focus more on bringing the same attitude to swimming that I've been bringing to the bike & the run. I know I can't put enough time in the pool to see the big gains I'd love to see but that doesn't mean I can't improve. Again, it gets to the mental side. If you tell yourself you're a bad swimmer, you'll be a bad swimmer.
My 110 miler a few weekends ago was beyond challenging. I can't tell you that I definitely got in the full 110 miles as I started the ride outside (in 20-30mph winds) and finished on the trainer. In total, I rode the amount of time that I thought 110 miles would've taken me. I based this on the pace I had maintained the weekend before. Not the most scientific but whatever. The winds that day were the toughest I ever encountered. Moving the ride indoors is not mentally easy either. But I sucked it up and did it. I'm happy to report that my "little" 70 miler this weekend went much better. I finished the ride with a whole lot of gas in the tank. I'm cautiously optimistic about Galveston. :)
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I hope you all have a great week! Send positive vibes my way for Galveston. Oh, and if it's not too much to ask, pray that a shark doesn't get me.